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All books are rated by the orgasm system:
5 stars = Multi-Orgasmic
4 stars = The Big O
3 stars = A single moan
2 stars = Edging but no release
1 star = Should have left my panties on
My Review: Multi-orgasmic
I spent today working on edits for two UK editors -- on columns that will hopefully launch soon.
I got up too early today and found myself lagging behind, even AFTER three cups of coffee.
I needed to ease myself into the day before I started writing. I find reading essays are good for that.
I have hundreds of essays on my phone by theorists, philosophers, artists and thinkers.
Some I've read. Some I haven't.
But I find reading essays can be a great kickstart to the day -- if you're procrastinating about writing.
Today I went to my phone and decided to read Steinem's essay and it was the PERFECT choice.
I have a constant conflict within me --
(the actor-Vanessa VS the writer-Vanessa).
The acting has NEVER taken off for me like the writing has.
And I do wonder if acting ISN'T my destiny.
I've made more money from writing in the space of 5 years than I've made from acting in 20 years.
Don't get me wrong, I am INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL whenever I get PAID to do what I love. It's a privilege I don't take for granted.
But I really do feel that acting and I are drifting further and further apart.
There were great things that Gloria Steinem brought up in her essay about writing that reminded me of why I love it so much.
Firstly, there's no middle man as a writer.
There's no casting agent.
Blah. Blah. Blah.
With writing, you don't have to wait for some arsehole to say YES.
As a writer...
I feel MUCH MORE IN CONTROL OF MY LIFE than I ever did as an actor.
I set the theme.
I set the pace.
I set the schedule.
I don't have to collaborate with anyone.
Fuck, I don't even have to get out of my PJ's for three months and I can still create work and sell it.
This definitely appeals to my introvert/loner personality that has developed in recent years.
As an actress, I've always struggled with other people's ideas and visions.
I like creative control and with writing I've pretty much got that. I rarely have to compromise!
Sure, editors require edits and changes with columns. But the process overall is more tolerable.
Steinem states she wasn't much of a 'routine' or '9-5' type of person -- so writing was the perfect choice for her.
(that's me to a tee! I've been fired from every normal job I've ever had).
She spoke about writing articles for small publications. Then moving on to larger publications. (It made me feel like I was on the right track -- because that is exactly what I have done).
She also spoke of how she spent a couple of years writing in India at the start of her career, which helped her develop her voice.
The essay ends with a bullet point list of tips for writers and I was happy to find that most of her suggestions, I already do or regularly implement.
Anyway. It's 6.16pm on Wednesday the 7th of March.
And I'm off to masturbate in the bath with my darling tango vibrator. (I'm addicted to her. She's my entertainment at the moment).
Am I the only book reviewer in the world to include a vibrator reference?? Gosh, I hope so!!
I'm going to finish another book and get tipsy on champagne.
Expect another review tomorrow!
Have a great night.
My name is Vanessa de Largie. When I'm not fucking, you'll find me reading.